For Children Birth to 24 months and their caregivers
“The earliest roots of language development lie in the communicative social interactions and games that caring adults play with babies who cannot yet ‘talk’” (Hong, 2007. p 582).
Very young babies love to hear the sound of a familiar voice and they absorb so much from being read to that benefits their developing brains. Language learning depends on social interactions and exposure to words in books, nursery rhymes and songs are critical. Be sure to visit our Children’s Events page regularly for information about future Bouncing Babies program dates.
For Children 2 – 5 years old and their caregivers.
By the time children enter kindergarten, most have a vocabulary of about 14,000 words. Storytime is a beloved tradition that has profound effects on children. During story time, kids are laying the foundation to use language as the rich system that it is and to use it to share meaning and to learn! Be sure to visit our Children’s Events page for information about future Preschool Storytime dates.
Throughout the year, we also offer special storytimes. These story times are themed and help to create a shared culture. Find details for these storytimes on our website and in our mailings. Be it celebrating holidays together, ushering in a season or learning about something interesting, these story times are always a great time for both caregivers and children! Be sure to visit our Children’s Events page regularly for information about Special Storytimes.